Apple (AAPL) Company Profile
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Apple (AAPL) founded in 1976 is a leading software and hardware company with over 170 retail stores around the world. It designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products from personal computers, operating systems, network solutions, and the I-pod digital music player as well as distributing third party digital entertainment products through their I-tunes store. The company sells its products to a wide customer base, from individuals, educational institutions, creative professionals, to small and mid level business. In addition Apple Incs various products are sold through their online store as well as third party vendors worldwide. (see report summary)
Apple's management team was promoted from within. Research indicates that internal hires produce better long term returns for investors. Apple has passionate management, which is a key ingredient for top performing companies. Apple's management avoids the spot light and instead stays focused on the company. A cult-like culture is good for Apple, because it results in a host of positive, long term business results.